- Direct negotiations broke down in late 2010 over Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem
- After flying back from the Jordanian capital of Amman today John Kerry declined to give details of the deal to resume talks
- He said he expected Israeli and Palestinian envoys to join him in Washington soon and another announcement could follow
So far President Obama has watched from the sidelines. Is he ready to engage; to use his own authority, even if that risks failure?
For the first time in three years, both sides have agreed to sit down to discuss resuming peace negotiations, John Kerry said.